Tunis is the capital city of Tunisia largest city, situated on north eastern Tunisia on the Lake of Tunis and is connected to the Mediterranean Sea’s Gulf of Tunis by a canal
Tunis City is built on a hill slope down to the lake of Tunis. These hills contain the places, Notre-Dame de Tunis, Ras Tabia, La Rabta, La Kasbah, Montfleury and La Manoubia which altitudes beyond just 50 meters.
History of the City
The history of Tunis relates to the ancient translations of Punic texts into Greek and Latin as well as inscriptions on monuments and buildings discovered in North Africa. The main sources are Greek and Roman historians are the Livy, Polybius, Appian, Cornelius Nepos, Silius Italicus, Plutarch, Dio Cassius and Herodotus. These writers belonged to peoples in competition
The Greater Tunis area has an area of 300,000 hectares, 30,000 of which is urbanized the rest being shared between bodies of water (20,000 hectares of lakes or lagoons) and agricultural or natural land (250,000 hectares). However, urban growth which is estimated to be increasing by 500 hectares per year is gradually changing the landscape within Tunisia
Tunis City covers an area 212.63 km2 of with an estimated population of over 728,453 people.
Tunis is served by the Tunis-Carthage International Airport. The growing city is served by a various network of public transportation including buses, an above-ground light rail system as well a regional train line that links the city centre to its closest northern suburbs.
Attractions in Tunis
The following are major tourist attractions of Tunis City
- Bardo National Museum
- Carthage National Museum
- Cathedral of St. Vincent de Paul
- Parc du Belvédère
- Tourbet el Bey
- Medina of Tunis
- Zitouna Mosque
- Mosque Sidi Youssef
- Espace Diwan
- Dar Bach Hamba
- Rue Charles de Gaulle
- Dar Lasram
- Tourbet El Bey